• Short Summary

    Corporal du Fretay of Free French Air Force receives British Empire Medal.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Free French Airman Hero".

    Location of events unknown.

    Various C/Us of Corporal du Fretay receiving the British Empire Medal from Air Marshal Pattinson. He is watched by comrades in the Free French Air Force. C/U of du Fretay wearing his medal. M/S of du Fretay on the shoulders of other Free French airmen.

    Du Fretay assembled his own aircraft secretly in a Brittany wood and escaped to Britain to train as a pilot with the RAF (Royal Air Force).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1115.05
    Media URN:
    38830
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:40:00 / 01:05:03:00
    Canister:
    41/39

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